Code for America 2012 Program Application Process

1,533 views
1,456 views

Published on

2/8/11 webinar slide deck

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,533
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
38
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
19
Comments
0
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • And we think there is – now, especially. There are powerful trends in society and technology that could be leveraged for city governments. First are the developments in the web to be more interactive and open, which organizations have used to be more innovative, efficient, and dynamic. Second is the increased interest in public serviec, with record levels of volunteerism and engagement. We think we can couple these forces to create a new kind of public service – a fellowship for techies to help city governments.
  • For Boston, we plan to build on top of those cards to create a privacy sensitive application program interface – or API -- that will unite this data and enable a whole host of awesome applications. It’s basically a fundamental language that’ll allow those separate databases to talk to each other. In building the api, we’ll be creating a buffer between the individual department data, and publicly available data so that developers can build applications like administrative dashboards, teacher extra curricular assignments or health form storage for parents. We plan to create this system in a nonspecific method where any school district can use it, they just have to write the connectors to their own databases.
  • Code for America 2012 Program Application Process

    1. 1.
    2. 2. Opportunity now<br />
    3. 3. 2011 City Projects<br />
    4. 4. We recruit leading web and tech professionals, as well as recent graduates from top-notch schools who have a passion for public service.<br />2011 Recruitment<br />362 Applications<br />20 Fellows<br />5.5% Acceptance<br />2011 CfA Fellows<br />
    5. 5. Cross-Sector Collaboration<br />
    6. 6. Who we are<br />
    7. 7. 2011 Program Timeline<br />
    8. 8. Code for America & Boston<br />Bill Oates<br />Chief Information Officer<br />City of Boston<br />
    9. 9. Common Problems &<br />OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW SOLUTIONS<br />
    10. 10. New Business Gateway<br />STIMULATE NEW BUSINESS BY SIMPLYING THE PROCESS<br />
    11. 11. The ProBLEM<br />
    12. 12. The Opportunity<br />New Business Gateway<br /><ul><li>Stimulate Economic Growth
    13. 13. Attract New Business
    14. 14. Grow the tax base, increase revenues
    15. 15. Cut city costs by finding efficiencies</li></li></ul><li>OPEN DATA PLATFORM<br />SHARING DATA FOR EVIDENCE BASED DECISION-MAKING<br />
    16. 16. THE PROBLEM<br />
    17. 17. THE Opportunity<br />
    18. 18. The Opportunity<br />Open Data Sharing Across Departments<br /><ul><li>Save time and money by eliminating data entry duplication
    19. 19. Spur innovation by connecting officials from different departments
    20. 20. Create a platform for low-cost creative apps developed by local coders</li></li></ul><li>Citizen solutions<br />EMPOWERING CITIZENS TO SOLVE LOCAL PROBLEMS<br />
    21. 21. THE PROBLEM<br />
    22. 22. THE PROBLEM<br />
    23. 23. THE OPPORTUNITY<br />
    24. 24. The Opportunity<br />Harnessing the Power of the People<br /><ul><li>Save city time and money by engaging citizens to solve problems
    25. 25. Strengthen local communities
    26. 26. Identify and empower civic leaders to organize constituencies</li></li></ul><li>ReUsability<br />MANY COMMON PROBLEMSONE REUSABLE SOLUTION<br />
    27. 27. Example: SF Enterprise addressing<br />
    28. 28. 2012 City Recruitment<br />NOW SEEKING LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS<br />
    29. 29. City Evaluation criteria<br /><ul><li>Ready to work with our fellows on a new kind of solution; commitment to innovation and collaboration
    30. 30. Identify projects that result in cost-savings, transparency, and public participation
    31. 31. Strong internal champion
    32. 32. Funding secured within city; Potential outside funding sources identified</li></li></ul><li>codeforamerica.org/cities<br />
    33. 33. The Application Process<br /><ul><li>Identify two project sponsors:
    34. 34. Technology and Non - Tech
    35. 35. Determine funding sources in city budget
    36. 36. 5 Fellows: $250,000
    37. 37. 3 Fellows: $150,000
    38. 38. Describe up to three potential projects
    39. 39. Deadline: March 1, 2011</li></li></ul><li>Apply Now<br />The Application<br />codeforamerica.org/cities/apply<br />More program information<br />codeforamerica.org/cities<br />Not a city official? Make some noise.<br />codeforamerica.org/citizen-action<br />Contact Alissa Black<br />alissa@codeforamerica.org<br />
    40. 40. Questions?<br />Good.<br />

    ×